Our University of Houston chapter has been involved in many charities since the organization's inception.
Some of these include the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, AIDS Walk and Dress for Success.

Weaving a Better Now

In 2008, the UH chapter of NAWMBA started the project “Weaving a Better Now” to help the Tarahumaran community of Copper Canyon in Northern Mexico. The Tarahumara Indians are one of North America’s last surviving tribes and are said to be the least touched by civilization.
Unfortunately, the beauty of this culture is accompanied by extreme poverty.
To help, NAWMBA members sell beautifully crafted baskets that are hand woven by Tarahumaran women, and give all proceeds back to the makers. This allows the women of the community to earn a living while developing their traditional craft. In addition to monitary assistance, NAWMBA’s charity drive provides the Tarahumaran people with much needed medical and school supplies.

 

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